About Murray & Smyth Supply Co.

We acknowledge the owners of the land in which our workshop sits, the Munkata Yuin people. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. Always was, always will be, Aboriginal land.

Visit us

You are welcome to visit our workshop on Fridays and Saturdays from 9 am – 3 pm at 103 Wallace St, Braidwood. We have a small space selling direct to the public and Glen is always happy to show you through the printing process. Access is through the great cafe at the front, Deadwood and Gallery 103.

Simple, classic and creative

Glen adding ink from a bucket to a screen.

Murray and Smyth Supply Co. focusses on classic clothing staples and in-house creations.  We supply go-to pieces for knocking around in – whether it be working, taking the dog for a walk or having a big night on the town.

Inspiration is drawn from, among other things, the subcultures that have their roots in Jamaica, Britain and the US but have spread to all corners of the globe.  Rudeboys, mods, skinheads, punks, rockers, skaters and surfers and their defining styles influence our aesthetic.

You’ll notice that the site isn’t divided into male and female designs. Read the information provided with each product’s description and decide for yourself whether it’s for you.

We screen print our own designs

Printing of t-shirt

We design the artwork that you’ll find on the products in our store and screen print or press them in our own studio. We also design our labels, packaging and even this website!

We do print for the occasional small organisation and business, but it’s not our focus. If you think we are better aligned with the ethos of your idea or organisation than other screen printers, you are very welcome to send us the details of your job and we will let you know if it fits within our scope and availability or, alternatively, can recommend someone else. Please note that we do not cater for one-off garment printing.

Our workshop on Munkata Yuin Country

When we started, our designs were produced from a workshop at the rear of an historic sandstone cottage in Wollongong on Dharawal Country, an hour south of Sydney, Australia.  We’ve since relocated to the historic town of Braidwood, NSW and are now in an even older building! Prior to 2022, the building housed the mid-century furniture shop, Bernadorff’s. With the building under new ownership, we became tenants, taking on some sheds behind Deadwood and Blue Kingdom. After much work to get it up to scratch, we now have a workshop that contains a small space where we sell direct to the public.

Ethical, environmentally conscious and a deeply held commitment to trade unionism

As proud trade unionists, we believe that those who produce goods should be paid a living wage and our choice of suppliers reflect that belief.  We also want to keep our impact on the environment to a minimum, which means limiting the plastics our products will arrive in, using water-based inks in our printing and sourcing inputs for our products that are sustainable and long-lasting. For details, please see the information on each product page.

For more information on the impetus of the brand, check out our blog post: Introducing Murray & Smyth

Acknowledgements

All content is © Murray & Smyth unless stated

Store homepage image is © Georgina Murray

Thanks to everyone that has supported us and continues to support us. Thanks particularly to Evelyn for modelling our clothes, Georgie Murray for letting us use the front store image and Colin Dunn for the studio and sock images.

G Smyth and G Murray